Today it’s a ‘Tickets @ 2′ winner from The Spinners, “I’ll Be Around.”
The song was co-written by Thom Bell and Phil Hurtt and produced by Bell. The lyrics have the narrator (Spinners main lead singer Bobby Smith), pledging his devotion and love to a lover that has just left him for another while at the same time holding out hope that she’ll return to him. (“There’s always a chance, a tiny spark will remain/And sparks turn into flames/And love can burn once again…”)
Recorded at Philly’s Sigma Sound Studios, the house band MFSB provided the backing. It also reached sales of over one million copies, The Spinners’ first record ever to do so.
When we give it a ‘spin’ between two and three we’ll take caller #10 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win Ringo Starr and his All Star Band tickets.